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NITI Aayog announces the launch of Atal New India Challenges 26.4.2018 General News
The Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) of the NITI Aayog today announced to launch the Atal New India Challenges, which came into being following Prime Minister's clarion call to bring innovations and technologies relevant to the people.
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Non-allocation of funds by AAP Govt will 'cripple' sanitation services in Delhi: Gupta 26.4.2018 General News
The AAP government's failure to make non-plan fund allocations would "cripple" sanitation services of three municipal corporations in Delhi, Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Vijender Gupta said today. Non-allocation of funds under different heads for 2018-19 would affect essential services such as door-to-door collection of garbage, maintenance of sanitary landfill sites, tipper-truck services, segregation of garbage, and improvement of roads by the three municipal corporations, the BJP leader said. "The gravity of the impact of financial denial by the Delhi government can be gauged from the fact that during 2017-18, these sectors received an allocation of Rs 1,228.42 crore. In place of increasing the allocation this year, the government reduced it to zero out of political ill-will," he said. Gupta alleged that the AAP government's move was an act of "revenge" as the party was defeated by the BJP in the municipal corporation elections last year. "It has been done with an eye on ...
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Doctors should Treat Patients with Patience, Empathy and Compassion: Vice President 26.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu advised the doctors to Treat Patients with Patience, Empathy and Compassion. He was addressing the 8th Convocation of Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, here today.
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Construction of toilets in urban areas under Swachh Bharat to be completed before schedule: Minister 26.4.2018 General News
Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said today that the government would meet the target of construction of 72 lakh household and public toilets in urban areas under the Swachh Bharat Mission a year ahead of the schedule of October 2, 2019, and stressed that behavioural change among people was at the heart of cleanliness mission which would ensure its success. The Housing and Urban Affairs Minister said that the success of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) would hugely depend on the success of India just as the success of China in taking people out of poverty led to the success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The minister said the government has set a target of building 67 lakh household toilets and five lakh community or public toilets in urban areas by October 2019. As on March 31, we have already built 52 lakh individual household toilets and 3.2 lakh public toilets...well one year in advance of October 2019, well before October 2018, we would build the required amount
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NITI Aayog announces the launch of Atal New India Challenges 26.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Grants of up to Rs One Crore; winning ideas to be incubated under the aegis of Atal Innovation Mission The Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) of the NITI Aayog today announced to launch the Atal New India Challenges, which came into being following Prime Minister’s clarion call to bring innovations and technologies relevant to the people.
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Swachh Bharat can tackle public health issues, promote tourism: Prabhu 26.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
The government's 'Swachh Bharat', or 'Clean India', initiative has the potential to address public health issues and promote tourism in the country, Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Thursday.
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Philippines tourist island temporarily shut for sanitation work 26.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
The Philippines' Boracay island has been closed to the public for six months starting from Thursday for sanitation and development work at the famous tourist destination.
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Behavioral Change in People and Private Sector Participation Important for Success of Swachh Bharat Mission : Puri 26.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Shri Hardeep Puri, Minister of State (I/C) for Housing & Urban Affairs emphasised on the importance of behavioural change in people and participation of private sector as critical to the success of the ambitious Swachh Bharat Mission that the country has embarked upon.
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Municipality launches solid waste processing project 26.4.2018 Hindu: Tiruchirapalli
Organic manure to be produced
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PAC concludes its visit 26.4.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
It reviews performance of departments in Ramanathapuram
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Two-day sanitation camp gets under way 26.4.2018 Hindu: News
The two-day camp, Jagratholsavam, organised jointly by Haritha Kerala Mission and the Kerala Institute of Local Administration (KILA) with the aim of
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State to seek waste management tips from cleanest town in India 25.4.2018 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, April 25: An official trip to Kerala and its city of Alappuzha which has been rated as the cleanest town in India, is one of the ways in which State Urban Affairs Minister, Hamletson Dohling plans to bring about a marked change to Shillong’s waste management problems.
Dohling will be leading a team of officials which will visit Alappuzha next week to study the waste management technique that this city has adopted.

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Smart Cities Mission is the beginning of India’s urban renaissance: Vice President 25.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that the Smart Cities Mission is the beginning of India’s urban renaissance. He was addressing the gathering after releasing the Book ‘Smart Cities Unbundled’ authored by Dr. Sameer Sharma, here today.
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Meghalaya to study Alappuzha city's waste management programme 25.4.2018 General News
The Meghalaya government will send a team to Alappuzha city in Kerala next week to study the waste management programme adopted by it, Urban Affairs Minister Hamlet Dohling said today. Alappuzha is also known as the cleanest city in India, he said, adding that a team will go there with an objective to study the technique adopted by the city for handling waste. "The objective of the study visit to Alappuzha is to find out if the same model can be replicated in Shillong. The team will interact with the municipal corporation of Kerala on the subject and explore all possibilities," Dohling said. Dohling said the state government is concerned about Shillong and its cleanliness since the National Games are supposed to be held in the state in 2022. Alappuzha has been recognised by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), among five cities in the world, which are working towards curbing pollution through their sustainable solid waste management practices, Dohling ...
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Alexandria transfers ownership of sewage outlets to sanitation agency 25.4.2018 Washington Post
Alexandria transfers ownership of sewage outlets to sanitation agency
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City not getting the attention it deserves: HC 25.4.2018 Hindu: Rx
‘Place any proposal on cleaning city’
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Weaving technology with tradition 24.4.2018 Hindu: Home
France-based scenographer makes carpets made of e-waste and natural materials
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Address issue of solid waste management in Delhi on war footing: HC to authorities 24.4.2018 General News
Observing that its orders to clean up the national capital were "not getting the attention it deserves", the Delhi High Court today passed a slew of directions to the Centre, the AAP government and the three municipal corporations to ensure that the issue of solid waste management is addressed on a "war footing". A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar said it does not want to keep watching videos, filed by a court-appointed local commissioner, on the lack of garbage disposal and waste management in Delhi and directed the Centre to place on record any proposal it may have to clean up the city as well as solid waste management. The Centre was also asked to look into the issue raised by the Delhi government that municipal bodies of each state receive funds amounting to Rs 488 for each person in their jurisdiction every year from the central government while the national capital has been getting only Rs 325 crore since 1991. "Delhi needs help. Is the ...
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NGT notice to UP on waste burning at Kaushambi 24.4.2018 General News
The National Green Tribunal has issued notice to the Uttar Pradesh government and its civic bodies after a plea alleged indiscriminate burning of municipal solid waste at Kaushambi area of Uttar Pradesh, despite a ban in force. A bench headed by acting NGT Chairperson Justice Jawad Rahim sought responses from the UP government, UP Pollution Control Board, Nagar Nigam Ghaziabad and others on the issue before May 3. The order came after advocate Sanjay Upadhyay mentioned the matter before the green panel and said that huge stretches of dry grass was put on fire at Kaushambi near the Anand Vihar Metro station recently. The lawyer, appearing for Vardhaman Kaushik who has filed a petition against deteriorating air quality in Delhi and NCR, submitted several photographs showing burning of waste at several places. He said that despite various orders passed by NGT and the undertakings given by the authorities, there was indiscriminate dumping and burning of municipal solid waste at various ...
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500,000 Afghan children affected by drought: Unicef 24.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Unicef announced on Tuesday that 500,000 Afghan children have been affected by a drought in the country.
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